part of speech: noun

definition 1: a female parent.

synonyms: ma, mama, mom

definition 2: the origin or source of something.

  • Greece was the mother of democracy.

synonyms: origin, source

part of speech: adjective

definition 1: being a female parent.

  • We could see the mother bear with her cubs.

definition 2: relating to or like a mother.

  • He gives his roses mother love.

synonyms: maternal, parental

part of speech: verb

inflections: mothers, mothering, mothered

definition: to take care of and protect.

  • She mothered her new puppy.

synonyms: take care of

derivation: motherless (adj.)